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Review: Undead

09 Nov Posted by in Reviews | Comments
Review: Undead

Undead: Revived, Resuscitated and Reborn by Clay MorganUndead by Clay Morgan
Reviewed by: Caitlin Muir
Genre: Christian Living
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: September 2012

The fact is, if you live, you’ll die. And once you accept that, a whole lot of questions come up.

But what about…the Undead? With zombies, vampires, and the supernaturally sketchy enjoying a higher popularity percentage than many political candidates, people are starting to ask questions about life, death, and what it means to really live.

In Clay Morgan’s debut book, he dives into questions that leave a lot of people queasy.

Ranking life and death should be simple but what if the undead came back to life? What if there’s something beyond physical death? What if we’re the walking dead? Could we be brought back to a vibrant life?

Morgan dives into pop culture, ancient culture, and the Bible in turn to answer those questions and many more. He has a way of taking the macabre and turning it into something humorous and thought-provoking.

He highlights six different incidences in the Bible about people coming back from the dead. You know, the stories that were briefly mentioned in Sunday School but never got screen time once you graduated to “big church.” There are the familiar characters like Lazarus and Jarius’ daughter that Jesus brought back to life. Yet there are more, like that obscure kid who fell out of an upper story window while listening to a preacher (proof that everyone falls asleep in church from time to time) and more.

I really liked UnDead. Honestly, I was surprised at how much.

If you are on the fence, don’t get caught up in the zombies aspect as there’s much more to it than that. The book isn’t as much about being dead as it is about being UnDead and being fully alive.

If you have a little zombie-lover at your house, a Twilight addict, or if you sneak in episodes of The Walking Dead, you’ll like the book. It will raise a lot of questions and point people in the direction of hope.

Rated PG: It’s about death. Some people aren’t comfortable with that.

Review copy provided by the author. Thank you!

 

 Caitlin Muir

Caitlin MuirCaitlin is adventure prone. What started out as simply “accident prone” turned into adventure prone when she discovered her mishaps made good story fodder. It was all just how you looked at it. She has a list of things she wants to do before she’s “old/boring/or 30.” When she started the list, thirty was another lifetime away. Now it’s becoming disconcertingly close.

One of her latest adventures was packing her life up into her Mustang convertible and moving from the wet, lush, and fabulous Pacific Northwest to a small town in the Hill Country of Texas to be a PR manager. Culture shock would be an understatement. She’s gone from coffee-dates to quilting bees, and her current church is more Wrangler wearing than the skinny jean wearing that she’s used to. The move has been excellent novel fodder. She plans on writing an “almost true” story about her experiences.

Caitlin regularly writes a singles column for Dallas Christian Family Magazine. She’s worked on documentaries, book projects, and even a magazine. Which pretty much just means she’s a communication freak. You can find her online at caitlinmuir.wordpress.com.

 

 


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